Dennay Anna Alysse
December 11, 2016
From the moderator; This is grat information gracfuelly shared by one of our cannabis oil patients. Wow what an articulate description of her cancer battle, and it’s working! Often a question people ask me is will cannabis oils work?, and I tell them that it’s not “only” cannabis oils that work. It’s an entourage effect of many things working together. That’s why we chart all that we do with the doctors that send us patients to work with. I learn from this charting and reporting what works back you that read this material.We alyways strive to help people with their quality of life, and sometimes we get surprised and it works even better than that!
Ron Brazi CEO ocgreenrelief.org
Hello everyone! I want to share my latest results with you all. Many of you are familiar with me and have read some of my posts in the past, but I’ll give a brief history for our new members. One year ago on December 7th, I was diagnosed with stage 2B infiltrating ductal carcinoma at the age of 28. Left breast was affected and I was triple positive at diagnosis (98%ER+). One week after diagnosis I began chemo. As you can imagine, I was in shock and afraid. I stayed off of the internet and did no research on my own. I started off on Taxotere, Carboplatin, and Herceptin. After about 3 months of that my oncologist did a FISH test to make sure that the original information was correct. Turns out it wasn’t. I was not Her2 positive. Retested 3 times to be sure. So, they switched me to Taxol and took me off of Herceptin. I was supposed to do 9 more weeks of Taxol. It was around this time that I was getting very uncomfortable with the remainder of my treatment plan. I knew radical surgery, radiation, and years of toxic drugs were in my near future. I started to get warning bells going off inside of me every time I thought about this. About a week before my scheduled double mastectomy with lymph node removal I started researching alternative cancer treatments. My mom’s friend also sent me a book called Radial Remission that I had started to read. That book amazed me and made me question everything. This was only days before my surgery and I was starting to panic. I tried to reason with myself that I could not change my mind and cancel my surgery because of a book. I went through with the surgery: double mastectomy with 18 lymph nodes removed. 2 came back positive for cancer. The surgeon had been convinced that there was no cancer left in those nodes from what he saw. He believed that chemo had killed/shrunk it all away. It hadn’t. After I recovered from surgery, I was scheduled to finish chemo and radiation would be next. Then 5 years minimum of Tamoxifen or Lupron. During recovery, I researched everything I could get my hands on. I read books. I researched those drugs. What I learned about them terrified me. There was no way I was going to take them. I researched alternative cures.
I did not return to finish my last 5 rounds of chemo and I refused radiation and their drugs. The tumors were out of me. I would do this my way from now on. From everything I researched and learned, I created my own treatment plan. I had no oncologist guiding me. I know it sounds crazy, but I didn’t trust their methods and figured I had a better chance on my own. That was a terrifying decision, but one that I will never regret no matter what happens.
Right after my surgery, I found a doctor that does the RGCC testing. A lot of people know it as the Greek test. This test tells you a lot of valuable information about your specific type of cancer and what treatments are most effective against it, both natural and pharmaceutical. It also tells you how many cancer tumor cells (CTC) are still floating around in your blood and if you are positive for cancer stem cells. CTCs are part of the primary tumor that break off and travel through the bloodstream or lymphatic system. A tumor has several subtypes of cancer cells, but only one has tumor initiating properties. The rest do not actually promote disease progression. CTCs make up a small number of the actual tumor cells, but they are the dangerous part since a large majority of the cancer stem cells come from them. Circulating cancer stem cells are an even smaller sub-population of the CTCs. I am monitoring this number since the cancer is spread to other parts of the body by these CTCs/circulating cancer stem cells. Clinically, it is very important to note that cancer stem cells have been proven to be highly resistant to current standards of care such as chemo and radiation, which makes them a probable cause of tumor recurrence after treatment. This is the main reason I discontinued conventional treatment. If it wasn’t going to kill the most dangerous cancer cells in my body then what is the point? The number one weapon against these cancer stem cells is a strong immune system. That is what I have been doing for the last 6 months: making my body stronger, not weaker, due to the treatments I have chosen.
My first CTC count after conventional treatment was 5.8. After 3 months of the treatments I had chosen it dropped to 5.1. After three more months (with some adjustments to my doses) IT DROPPED TO 3.8!!! This is a huge drop for three months and with 100% natural treatments. There is something that I want to point out that I think is very important: The Greek test showed that my CTCs are hormone INDEPENDENT and tamoxifen came up as 0% effective against my cancer. According to their test I am now triple negative. I have asked two oncologists about this and they have both said that it is possible for the status to change after treatment. My new oncologist said that the actual tumor that gets biopsied/tested originally can be totally different than the status of the CTCs. This is highly important to be aware of. I cannot help but think about all of the women out there who are on these harsh drugs, such as tamoxifen, and it is not doing a thing to protect them from recurrence. It is only weakening their immune systems, damaging their organs, and increasing their risk of developing uterine cancer…. among many other things. And I would have been one of them.
Here is what I have been doing for the last 6 months:
1. Vitamin C infusions – I started off getting a 50g bag once a week. Now I get a 25g bag once/week and take 2,000mg on the other days. When administered in very high doses through IV, vitamin C has the ability to kill cancer cells. It interacts with iron and other metals in the blood to create hydrogen peroxide. In high concentrations, hydrogen peroxide damages the DNA and mitochondria of cancer cells and shuts down their energy supply. It is selectively toxic. No matter how high the concentration, vitamin C does not harm healthy cells. Also, vitamin C is almost identical to sugar/glucose in chemical structure. Cancer cells feed off of sugar so a cancer cell eats it up believing it to be sugar and poisons itself. And bonus: It helps to build up the immune system.
2. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – Cancer cells are anaerobic, which means that they thrive in an environment where there is little oxygen. In 1931, Otto Warburg won a Nobel Prize for explaining that oxygen was the enemy of the cancer cell. These treatments have been shown to increase oxygen levels and weaken tumors and reduce their aggressiveness. I have had about 45 sessions over the last several months. Only recently have I switched to using BEMER therapy instead. It works at the microcirculation level. Increases oxygen and supports the body’s own self-healing and regeneration process. When they checked my oxygen levels earlier this week it was at 99%. That is excellent. Cancer hates oxygen.
3. Cannabis Oil – When I started off I was taking a gram/day. Turns out “a gram a day for 90 days” is outdated information and not always necessary. Micodosing more frequently can be very effective. I probably take about 1/4-1/6 of the amount I was taking before. I’m taking around 100-150mg of each THC and CBD each day. I feel much better and like my body is actually healing at this dose. A gram a day was too much for me. I have taken a 1:1 ratio almost the entire 6 months and I did not separate the THC and CBD. I took it together, pre blended. I also started taking a THCA tincture in the last couple of months. I vape every day.
4. Essential Oils – This is a big one. We have been talking a lot in this group lately about terpenes and how important they are. Essential oils are full of terpenes that work excellently with cannabis. When I first started out I was just using Frankincense under my tongue. Then I added myrrh, lemon, and clove a couple months later. In the last three months I have hugely increased my daily intake of essential oils. Now I take 25 drops combined every day of Frankincense, Myrrh, Lemon, Clove, Lavender, Rosemary, OnGuard, and DDR prime (contains lemongrass and wild orange). With the huge drop that I saw this time in my CTC count, I have zero doubt that the oils played a big role. doTERRA is the only brand that I would consider taking internally. I know there are people who will disagree, but from my research of essential oils they are the only company I will use internally.
5. Juicing – almost every day (add fresh turmeric and ginger)
6. Supplements: I had already put myself on most of these, but a few were added once the Greek test results showed me which natural substances would fight my cancer. Here is what I take on a daily basis:
– First thing in the morning: Serrapeptase, Green Supreme barley tablets, and PolyMVA.
– Digestive enzymes with or before every meal: digestive enzymes are very important to every cancer fighting protocol. A lot of times cancer cells can remain “hidden” in our bodies due to a protective coating around them. Enzymes can actually eat away at this coating making them vulnerable and able to be killed.
– Morning shake: I put a tablespoon of ground flaxseed, a teaspoon of black seed oil, and 1,000mg of powered ascorbic acid (Vit C) into my shake powder with frozen banana
– After breakfast: Probiotic, Magnesium, Vit D3 (5,000IU), Zinc, Microshrooms, Super Artemisinin, Turmeric w/black pepper, Moringa, CoQ10, Resveratrol, Quercetin, Genestein (this one came up as the highest effectiveness of all the natural substances; oncologist said it comes up high for almost everyone)
– After dinner: Probiotic, DIM, ECGC, Vit D3 (5,000IU), Resveratrol, CoQ10, Quercetin, Selenium w/ Vit E, Vit C
– I only drink spring water from glass bottles and green tea; Sometimes at night I will drink essiac tea when I remember.
7. Probably most important of all: DIET CHANGE – Since May 1st I have cut out all dairy and sugar. The only sugar I consume comes from fruit, or very rarely, raw honey. No processed foods ever. All fruits and vegetables are organic. Meat, when I do eat it, must be grass fed with no hormones or antibiotics added. Fish: only wild caught salmon. I eat as little gluten as possible. If I eat bread or rice, sprouted is best. Most of the time, eating this way sucks, but it is imperative for any body that is trying to heal. But, oh how I miss french fries with ranch dressing. And cheese. Glorious cheese. Oh, well. I can LIVE without it.
8. I have eliminated all plastics and household and cosmetic toxins containing xenoestrogens from my environment. Filters have been put in kitchen and in the shower.
This is what I have been doing for the last 6 months. Does this mean that I have found my cure? That this cancer won’t come back? No one can know that, but with the results I have seen so far I am feeling confident in my choices. For now, it is working. I am killing the cancer in my body in my own way. I am building my immune system up instead of breaking it down. I have hope, and I will not stop until my CTC count is at 0.
Thank you all for being a part of this group. When Alis asked me to start a group with her specifically for breast cancer and cannabis we weren’t sure where it would go, but it has been wonderful to see it grow. I love that we have a place where we can share and learn from one another no matter where we are at in this cancer journey. Alis goes above and beyond and we are all blessed by her dedication and research. I hope that three months from now I will have another positive update to share, but in the meantime, much love to you all